What is economics?What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter?Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, which was a no.1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.' He won the Wassily Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought, and is a vocal critic of the failures of our current economic system.
Published by: Pelican | Publication date: 05/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 475 pages
All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economicsBring economics to life with The Economics Book, an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern developments.From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes and beyond, all the greatest economists and their theories are featured and the innovative graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts.The Economics Book is perfect for economic students and anyone who has an interest in how economies work.
Published by: DK | Publication date: 12/19/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Untangle the jargon and understand how you're involved in everyday economics If you want to get to grips with the basics of economics and understand a subject that affects British citizens on a daily basis, then look no further than Economics For Dummies. This easy to understand guide takes you through the world of economics from understanding micro- and macroeconomics to demystifying complex topics such as capitalism and recession. This updated edition walks you through the history, principles and theories of economics as well as breaking down all the complicated terminology, leaving you clued up on economics in no time.
- Getting to grips – explore the science of economics and how people deal with scarcity
- Keeping an eye on it – learn all about macroeconomics and how economists keep track of everything
- Watch patterns emerge – understand why monitoring consumer behaviour is vital and all you need to know about microeconomics
- Your recession guide – expert advice on recessions and a detailed look at why they occur
- Why you should care about economics and how it affects you
- Tools to help you understand a recession
- A guide to seductive economic fallacies
- All you need to know on monetary and fiscal policies
- How supply and demand can be made easy
- Why it's vital to track consumer choices
- An in-depth look at a profit-maximising firm and the core of capitalism
- Guidance on property rights and wrongs
- Look through economic history and spot the trends
- Understand micro- and macroeconomics
- Get to grips with consumer behaviour and its influence on the economy
- Spot the signs of a recession and see how economic decisions affect you
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/23/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 419 pages
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'I see [Raworth] as the John Maynard Keynes of the 21st Century: by reframing the economy, she allows us to change our view of who we are, where we stand, and what we want to be.' George Monbiot, Guardian'This is sharp, significant scholarship . . . Thrilling.' Times Higher Education'[A] really important economic and political thinker.' Andrew MarrEconomics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures.Can it be fixed? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. En route, she deconstructs the character of ‘rational economic man’ and explains what really makes us tick. She reveals how an obsession with equilibrium has left economists helpless when facing the boom and bust of the real-world economy. She highlights the dangers of ignoring the role of energy and nature’s resources – and the far-reaching implications for economic growth when we take them into account. And in the process, she creates a new, cutting-edge economic model that is fit for the 21st century – one in which a doughnut-shaped compass points the way to human progress.Ambitious, radical and rigorously argued, Doughnut Economics promises to reframe and redraw the future of economics for a new generation.'An innovative vision about how we could refocus away from growth to thriving.' Daily Mail'An admirable attempt to broaden the horizons of economic thinking.' Martin Wolf, Financial Times'Doughnut Economics shows how to ensure dignity and prosperity for all people.' Huffington Post
Published by: Cornerstone Digital | Publication date: 04/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.
Published by: Crown Business | Publication date: 08/11/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 220 pages, ISBN 9780517548233
Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. He compares the obstacles facing them, and the processes that shape their lives, their families, and their futures. Heshows how economics uncovers these processes, finds explanations for them, and how it forms policies and solutions.Along the way, Dasgupta provides an intelligent and accessible introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, efficiency, equity, development, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 02/22/2007Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Economics in Minutes condenses key economics concepts into 200 short and easily digested essays. Featuring not only fundamental ideas, such as the role of money and how the stock market works, but also subjects that are increasingly important to us today - unemployment, government debt and corporate tax avoidance, for example - it is the ideal introduction to a complex contemporary field. Key topics are succinctly described and accompanied by illustrations, making them simple to read and easy to remember. This convenient little reference guide will allow readers to understand the theories underpinning a subject that affects our lives on a daily basis. Chapters include: Supply and demand, Globalization, Market failure, GDP and happiness, Risk and uncertainty, Living standards and productivity, Game theory, Economics and culture.
Published by: Quercus | Publication date: 02/06/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 416 pages
This 28-hour free course explored how Keynes's theories revolutionised thinking about the causes of economic crises and unemployment.
Published by: The Open University | Publication date: 03/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 183 pages
Brand-new INTRODUCING guide to the subject that really makes the world go round. Economics was described by the English economist Lionel Robbins in 1935 as 'the science of scarcity' but these days economics is everywhere, and it's never been more popular - as bestselling books such as Freakanomics attest. But what is economics really all about? What do the great economists think, and what can economics do for us today? David Orrell, author of Economyths, explains all in Introducing's trademark intelligent but witty stle, accompanied by brilliant illustrations from the legendary Borin van Loon.
Published by: Icon Books Ltd | Publication date: 06/05/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 176 pages
This chunky Complete Revision & Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to prepare for the A-Level Economics exams - it covers everything from both years of the course! It’s ideal for the new AQA, Edexcel A and OCR exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward study notes explaining all the theory, plus plenty of helpful diagrams and examples. Practice questions and exam-style questions are included for every topic, and the book is rounded off with a section of in-depth advice on how to do well in the exams.
Published by: CGP Books | Publication date: 08/27/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages